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PostPosted: 12-08-2014 13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was causing a catastrophe.

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Burmese python suspected of eating neighbourhood cats caught in Florida

The 120-pound snake is the prime suspect in the mysterious disappearance of several cats from a Florida neighbourhood
cat-eating Florida python

Officers pose with the 12-foot python Photo: Port St. Lucie Police

A Burmese python suspected of eating multiple cats from the same neighbourhood has been caught in the US, police say.

The 12-foot-long snake was discovered resting in some waist-high underbrush by police in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Officers responded to reports of an “extremely large snake”, suspected of feasting on several neighbourhood cats, in an empty plot of land.

A number of pet cats have mysteriously disappeared from the area over the past nine months, police say. ...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11027669/Burmese-python-suspected-of-eating-neighbourhood-cats-caught-in-Florida.htm
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PostPosted: 17-09-2014 18:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SNAKE SNAFFLED

USA: A nine-foot Colombian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped from its cage in the US has been found after two days on the loose.

Trinity did not appear to have travelled far after being spotted in the garage that holds the snake’s cage in Nampa, Idaho.

Worried neighbours with small pets and children went on alert after the owner reported to Nampa police that the snake had disappeared and had not eaten for three weeks. The owner says he plans to buy a better cage.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/quirky-world-goldfish-doped-to-the-gills-for-brain-op-286901.html
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PostPosted: 06-11-2014 17:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldrover wrote:
I was hoping you'd pop along and settle this. I didn't even know that anyone had been eaten by a Boa Constrictor. Any chance you can point me to the source of this.


Boa constrictors are far too smell to eat humans but on rare occations larger snakes have killed and eaten people.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1213-hance_pythons_luzon.html
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Fascinating account of some very large snakes in Borneo, capable of eating human children. It's entirely possible that these were massively overgrown pythons, or the last remaining remnants of Titanoboa.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141113-mystery-of-the-man-eating-snakes

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Hundreds of years ago, eight children were taken from a village in Borneo - by "dragons". What were these terrifying beasts?
Several centuries ago, a group of Borneo natives left their villages and headed deep into the jungle, searching for a home away from the Dutch colonialists who had begun spreading across their island. Eventually, they found a nice spot in the lowland rainforests near the mountains in Borneo's centre. They built houses and cultivated crops, and caught fish from the Burak river. All was well. Then children began vanishing.


Rest of article at link.
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PostPosted: 15-11-2014 13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141113-mystery-of-the-man-eating-snakes

Priobobly huge reticulated pythons.

Another interesting account for more recent days...

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/52/E1470
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PostPosted: 23-11-2014 17:50    Post subject: Anaconda : educational version. Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VxV717PRBU

Actually crocodiles are the heaviest reptiles at over two tons.
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